Category Archives: Great North Run 2012

44 miles and counting…

Woop woop, 44 miles run…

… erm, wait that’s this year, not this week ūüėČ

Looks like I’m going to have to up my game if I’m going to run a half-marathon this year! Well I suppose it’s a start and I looking back at my notes (yes I’m a bit of a geek and keep a diary – with gold stars and everything) while I have struggled to find the time, when I do, I’ve been running for longer – e.g. 4 or 5 miles each time instead of 2.

This Sunday I ventured off the treadmill and went out into the beautiful sunshine. Here are some pics of ¬†local green spots…

I even got myself a go-faster t-shirt for motivational reasons of course… ūüôā

What have you been up to this week? Is Spring in the air where you are too?

Fundraising ideas?

Happy Sunday!

Image borrowed from The Grim ViewWhy do I have a picture of Hercule Poirot on my blog today? ¬†Well, I’d love it if you could use your ‘leetle grey cells’ (as the Belgian detective would say) to help me think of some fundraising ideas that I can try in the coming months – I’m¬†running the 13.1m Bupa Great North Run for Mind.

It might seem a little bit early to be thinking about fundraising for an event in September, but preparation is everything especially as I need to raise a minimum of ¬£150 by the end of July. I’ve also got a busy year coming up as I’m hoping to get my own place with my fiance (!) so no harm in starting early right?!

Click to find out about how Mind helps people affected by Mental Health Issues

And in theory getting a few squids together for a good cause and a personal challenge shouldn’t be too tough. For example, I worked¬†out that if all of my Facebook
friends sponsored me ¬£2 then I’d easily blow my target out of the water. In reality though I know that asking people for money is not that easy especially when many people are watching the pennies, so…. I thought I’d turn to you guys to see if you had any fun ideas.

So far I have on the list;

  • Competition / sweepstake to guess my running time
  • Bake some cakes to bribe people into donating
  • And… well just ask people

Not very exciting is it?

I’ve also been musing on whether there is something book-related that I could do. Perhaps something around mental-health themed books?